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forces headquarters in the country the u.a.e. has not commented on the investigation but the accusations don't come as a surprise in march human rights groups accuse the united arab emirates of making arbitrary arrests in southern yemen we have got to remember. that the u.a.e. is responsible for. over an arbitrary detention in europe. for months many residents demanded to know where their missing relatives are you a military commanders in yemen have repeatedly denied running secret prisons there. the head of government said it best to go with the u.n. he has left it in there and he will use whatever uses continue and all the prisoners of. the three year war in yemen has caused a complete breakdown of law and order especially in the south where militias operate beyond the control of the courts and the internationally recognized
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government in addition to the disappearances and torture there have been reports of executions and assassinations diana carom al-jazeera. coming up on al-jazeera this news hour monsoon rain another major challenge for ranger refugees in what is now the world's largest refugee camp. right. streets become battlefields in nicaragua as anti government protesters take on power literally goodson the call for the president to step down is getting louder. back at the career of one of goals greats peter tomsen who dies aged eighty eight. to twelve refugee day highlighting the sixty one half million people forcibly displaced by conflict worldwide the highest in the corded history. and in four days
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time several european leaders will hold crisis talks on immigration in brussels the emergency meeting comes ahead of a major summit next week but the immigration issue is causing divisions across europe it's one of the major factors pitting german chancellor angela merkel's coalition government on the threat well or is the is in the greek a city of the saloniki which is at the forefront of the current spike in refugee and migrant arrivals the new rebellious and see migron and the refugee mood that's currently sweeping so many european countries has consequences and this is one of them that's one of the northern greece absolutely stinks hears from the mosquitoes and everybody's got us there mostly afghans actually here and they're suffering from the consequence of the decision was taken by germany among other countries that afghans aren't worthy of asylum claims are the only to go back. a lot of these people have told us that they're running away from the taliban. and
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you know they live like this because it's actually better than the what what it would be like if they went home again but the conditions here are utterly utterly brutal. there's a lot of. as thinks he's got this reputation for looking after people discovered a five thousand improper accommodation but it's already full and so they're living like there's dozens and dozens of people here all the last time i was here actually was a couple winters ago if one is twenty one or about ten or fifteen people is now seventy or eighty in a lot more in the evening and the problem for greece is that if these countries were meeting on sunday many of the european summit next week say we're just going to take anybody we're going to close the borders is greece's responsibility then there's going to be a massive pile up here all of these people have come across the land border which we revealed several months ago the every river crossing they've all done that because of the land and you can walk across from turkey to to northern greece and that's now the main route here there are thousands of people stuck back up the new
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balkan routes and the completely traps they call move on they got no money and they can stay here because basically they're living like dogs and in the absence of any here in european policy the quota system for share refugees around is dead countries like italy and austria are saying we don't anything to do with it. greece seems to be the one is going to suffer the most consequences and this is the human result of all that. and hungry politicians have approved a constitutional amendment which could eventually make it harder for migrants to seek asylum by targeting the groups and individuals who help them under the new legislation the so-called stops or are slow to aid illegal in migrants to stay in hungary could be sentenced to up to gear in prison the right wing hunger and prime minister viktor orban blames financier george soros for encouraging mass migration into europe a claim the hungarian american business magnate denies. turkey is host more
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refugees than any other country in the world polling day just four days away they've become an election issue and the main opposite. party is calling for syrians to go home as soon as conditions allow while the government has advocated giving them turkish citizenship ahmed fahour has more from gezi antec near turkey's border with syria. ahmed morag is a bad man. he has kidney problems so severe has to wear a catheter as. the family also has to care for his six year old daughter emma she lost her sight when she was a baby. shortly after the family fled their home in aleppo and the heavy bombardment by the syrian army has been wrecked lama has problems with speech and movement despite years of medical examinations no one knows what's caused her disability which people have been given no one has said local laws are what we were
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surprised by her illness aside began to deteriorate rapidly after we left aleppo doctors in turkey also didn't understand why she couldn't speak normally it's strange because she can easily memorize and repeat whatever we say in front of her but when she talks she's not articulate. still sons don't go to school he says he's had problems are robbing them but the family needs the money they get busted on apprentices their wages supplement twenty ns working in a plastics factory one situation shows some of the complex problems of the devil the lives of about four million people fled the war in syria and became refugees in turkey the majority of them have settled in cities from managed to find drop by less than twenty percent still even comes near the border. life in these camps is not easy while the refugees get food and other necessities they can't work or move around freely. stay here for their or.
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there is no risk at risk changing their. management of the. yes first maybe problems are still in this. range. as the turks prepared to vote in a general election the status of syrian refugees has become a campaign topic turkey's leaders are keen to stabilize syria to the point where refugees feel safe enough to go home for many that's a distant dream but they're more secure than the thousands of people trapped on the syrian side of the border they don't have refugee status the turkish army provides them with some protection but they're not allowed to cross into turkey and they are afraid to return home one hundred five. in the turkish syrian border
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well an increasing number of migrants are trying to make sure that in the western mediterranean according to the international organization for migration more than eleven hundred people arrived on spain's southern shores in the first ten days of june alone called pennell has more now from the region and the port city of rome area. right now we're on the decks of the water them out of polynesia and this is one of these characteristic orange rescue vessels being run by spain's marine rescue service now this ship right now is on high alert in case any calls come through telling them that there are some of these rickety fishing vessels bringing refugees and migrants from the shores of northern africa the coast of northern africa from here lies about one hundred sixty kilometers to our south but it's vessels like this that have been instrumental in saving lives on the western mediterranean migration route this year so far because bain has seen
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a three fold increase in their number of refugees and migrants heading here compared to the say the same time last year now it's captain miguel part of one of these me guess who's invited is on board and he's been explaining to me a little bit about the work overnight sunday monday he and his eight person crew pulled on to decks here one hundred fifty two migrants this is video he recorded in an earlier rescue in february. in. the critical moment is as you approach them you have to try to calm them down because they try to jump on board and they're very frightened and this is another clip he recorded last year. the joy of being rescued just knowing you're going to survive now you're seeing as my use of the first younger person and it's the greatest satisfaction you can have when you rescue people or you especially when there's women and children on the climb on board
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thank you yeah in just the month of june alone the figures being brought to spain the number of migrants and refugees arriving in spain is double the number arriving to italy and that suggests perhaps a change in migration patterns instead of migrants trying to get across the perilous libya italy route they're now being pushed towards the western mediterranean and that is going to mean a very hot summer for miguel parcher and his crew on this vessel got them up all india. once in season is underway in bangladesh is a coup to a full on campus to one million refugees now it became the world's largest refugee camp last year as the muslim or hindu fled a military crackdown in myanmar just they were met one family now calling the camp home short of belarus explains. monsoon rains for all and sahara beggar reflects on a hard year. to hara her husband mohammed and their six children have
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lived in cooper long camp since they fled me n. ma in december monologues and. we have lots of sorrow in our heart so much pain i can't explain in words i do not have peace of mind myanmar is our home this is not our place but what can i do we cannot go back there now they will kill us there . but here they are vulnerable toed the foundations of a new life has literally collapsed beneath mohammed's feet the monsoon season has started they live in bamboo hearts on muddy hills alongside a million other red injury for g.s. three thousand three hundred shelters have collapsed so far now the family shares two rooms with twenty others. nearly seven hundred thousand three hundred have fled from e.m.r. to bangladesh since the military crackdown intensified last year those who escaped told the stories of those who didn't mess burial pits children right villages riced
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. and that i was there many of my relatives were killed in my mar and i can bring one of my daughters and my mother i had to leave them behind in some of my other relatives that are here about that are in. myanmar in the un have agreed on steps for the revenger to return but many say it's not enough. we will not go back even if there is an agreement until and unless they recognize us as rwanda's and give us citizenship. and so are the rancher prepare for the long hope they fix their homes and build bridges roads and water wells. more than half the population this is their introduction to the world fifty five percent of kuta belongs residents. children. and education hair is learning the acronyms of age groups counting the minutes one must stand in the rain waiting for rice. to harris
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children are too young to help they savor the sustenance. the sound of prayer is heard across the camp during one of the few happy times of the day. they had even though we are facing a lot of hardship we still manage to eat something it's difficult to cook though because we rarely find firewood and other essentials plus we don't have any money. this is what survival looks like and what is now the wounds largest refugee camp chalmette bellus al-jazeera human rights groups in the us say at least six people died in the violence on tuesday in the city of messiah and again the protesters fought with peace and paramilitaries the protesters say they don't like it nice the authorities president daniel ortega well the one hundred eighty people have now died in two months of violent protests in the country sponsored by or to guess
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plans to reform the welfare system let's speak now to manuel rapala was in the capital and joins us via skype and give us an update then on messiah where nicaraguan peace what trying to take back control of the city. but we can confirm those six deaths that took place yesterday within the context of the latest offensive by government forces in the end it was on monday where members representatives of this resistance movement in had announced that they would no longer allow themselves to be governed by a president or they got ballots when that violence began early in the morning on tuesday where paramilitary and police forces fired on anti-government demonstrators in the in the city of must sigh and the government did succeed in taking back parts of the city but the general sentiment a lot of these anti-government demonstrators is that they would sooner die. i don't give up the city itself has become a symbol of this resistance against the government and i think it's worth mentioning that that other cities like leyland which is
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a popular tourist city in need that i will have are also expected to announce a similar declaration saying that they will no longer recognize the authority of president or and i think all of this signals or is or is emblematic of this growing rift this growing divide here in the between civil society and the government itself and man well have the peace talks in the country still been definitely at what's been done to rein in the violence. well right well the peace talks are currently suspended the last thing that we heard was from the bishops the nicaraguan catholic church saying that the peace talks would only resume if president ortega formally made an invitation to international bodies to come and observe the ongoing crisis here and he got i was and we did hear a statement only moments ago from the united nations saying that they did was they did receive those invitation letters and they are currently working on the logistics of. a mission to come and observe the situation on the ground here in
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a guy where there is also the intermarriage in human rights commission looking into sending a mission as well but at the moment things are calm but there is a general tension that that violence could spark up once again and well over apologizing there on skype from. still to come on this al-jazeera news hour. i did it said twenty five targets in gaza israel says it was a response to hamas rocket attacks on the sat. calls for adults as a beach on staff to report finds hundreds of patients at a u.k. hospital died after being given powerful painkillers and illegal broadcast of the world cup is causing further ah poor details with that in sport.
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very hot sunshine across the middle east no great surprises here we have still got the shallows just rolling out to sea from the black sea into the caspian sea right across the coaxes and always a chance of what is to show i was coming in here that know the possible round could catch a shower if you want to just slide it down towards the south of syria does stay hot and dry beirut looking nice we are coming in from the twenty seventh just west of the. reese just feeding three forty celsius back there forty one there in kuwait city getting into the low thirty's for karate and also if a couple may want to see showers they were towards the higher ground though saw too many showers across the arabian peninsula we have still got that nagging ammal wind feeding those strong winds down across the eastern side of the gulf even here in moore lifted dust and sand then over the next couple of days forty two celsius a little bit of cloud just over towards the red sea much just squeeze out one or two spots of rain but nothing much to speak of so the nothing much to speak of in
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terms of any wet weather across southern africa at present it is lossy try will see temperatures in capetown it around sixteen celsius touch woman for johannesburg about eighteen degrees presently woman harare with a top temperature of twenty. unpack it for us what were you here and what were you saying whether on line or render things you're as old as that as i was looking for doubt about that or if you join us on sacked a lot of the major countries in the commonwealth how far bigger fish to fry and chips to eat base is a dialogue about some of this excessive perhaps everyone has a voice what happens when the robots themselves are making the decision join the global conversation amount is iraq refugees heading for a better life in australia into second it and sent to remote islands indefinite
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detention in holistic conditions get a conscience. understand produce to smuggle dot for each and eyewitness accounts is the main thing you're doing for pain for even asking them not to harm themselves not to kill themselves witness chasing asylum. on al-jazeera. our mind our current top stories here on al-jazeera is due to sign an executive order in response to severe criticism of his administration's practice of separating my grandparents and their children at the u.s.
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border. has been recent days over the policy. side to back fighters in yemen say they're now in full control of the airport in hard data it's a key milestone in the offensive to push the rebels from the city the immigration crisis coincides with world refugee day sixty five million people have been forcibly displaced by conflict worldwide that's the highest number in the corded history. more than two thousand children are being detained in at least three shelters across southern texas while their parents await prosecution in federal jails and one holding facility is in brands full rights on the mexico border from where gabe elizondo filed this report. welcome to ground zero donald trump's zero tolerance immigration policy for asylum seekers welcome to brownsville texas. this is the border crossing many migrants fleeing poverty and violence to cross
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legally to ask for asylum. the lines are long recent weeks most asylum seekers get turned away so they try other means crossing to the u.s. illegally they then are often arrested and families are separated. and then the children often here more than one hundred of them that were detained here in this shelter that was once a wal-mart store journalists are not allowed to film and. this is how close the people of brownsville texas are to the immigration issue this is the border fence or i'm standing now is the town of brownsville on the other side is mexico when there's zero tolerance policy was announced and parents started be separated from their children it not only brought unwanted attention to this town but also divided opinion i mean right now it's kind of like a really negative light for i guess the environmental community everyone's kind of
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turning hostile it's a really negative impact on people in general i know i mean i don't know why they're doing it but i just know it's not right kids not being with their parents i don't like what's happening but they have to come in legally they don't speak english they're on the welfare system and it's just not fair to our whole all our homeless and our citizens. that are in poverty there are some people here say the parents bear part of the responsibility for protecting their kids it is that issue alone is difficult i wouldn't be able to handle it i would hate to be you away from my children but at the same time i can also understand if i'm going to take that risk. you're running into that very possibility you know and maybe as a parent if i'm going across a border maybe i should you know follow the rules with the trumpet ministration appearing only to double down rather than back down on its policy
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a sign that the more families it separates the more polarized communities like this are likely to become to get a balance on the whose name brand still takes us for us hi there gabe so these tender age shelters we've been hearing about how much more do we know about this claim of tiny children being separated from their parents. not a lot julie and that's part of the problem the government never really released any official information about these centers but according to the associated press there are three of them in texas and we believe that this is one of them that i'm standing in front of right now one of these facilities that we know is holding young children but maybe as infants as well and i want to get more on this story want to bring in a guest that can give us a little bit of a better perspective on this is christina holwell from the equal voice network a group of non-governmental organizations here in brownsville you're on the front lines of this for many weeks now trying to reunite families let me just ask you
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first what more do we know about these tender age shelters or what do you feel when you when you heard that the government was separating infants from their parents well the truth is there's not much that we do know there's been a lot of opacity around all of this which is incredibly frustrating especially when this is happening in our backyards and of course it's horrifying to hear that you this young are being separated and kept in facilities and that's part of the problem isn't like you live here you're on the front lines as a human rights worker trying to help these asylum seekers but even you didn't know that the government was quietly separating infants how are the parents expected to get ahold of their get in touch with their infants if you can to fill but it can't exactly just yesterday in court we saw a man who wanted to find out where his family was the government didn't have an answer for him then they had to break and come back in a couple of hours to find out where his family was where his children or his child
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and his wife were and then he wanted to know when he could see them next and they didn't have an answer let me ask you we're hearing that president donald trump will be signing something in the coming hours that perhaps will end the family separation or at least give parents with children preference to get asylum we don't know exactly what it's going to be however. washington is pitching this is a potential solution how do you see it from your standpoint will it be in this problem well as far as we can tell it's not going to end the process of jailing children and ultimately it's still criminalizing people who are seeking asylum and we see that as an incredible problem and for the folks that are going to be put in detention facilities with their families even if they're not being separated they're going to be under the oversight of ice which has a horrible track record of overseeing children how or the children going to be reunited potentially with their parents we have no information on that right now that's part of the problems doesn't seem like there's a process in place to reunite these these children with their parents is there that
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you know we don't know anything about that there's no nothing that we've seen that demonstrates that the government has a plan to do any of those things and that they have the capacity to do that then i just ask you as someone that lives here you've been in the courtroom listening to the parents ask where their children are how does this make you feel that this is going on right now. well to be someone in brownsville where this separation is happening in in our communities and then to hear that when we go to court and we hear that these cases are being brought against migrants on behalf of the united states as someone who's a citizen of the united states who was born here and has lived here my entire life i strongly disidentify with the fact that a case is being brought against someone seeking asylum on my behalf using my tax dollars there's a lot to go on thank you very much christine we appreciate your time here heard it right there for someone very much on the front lines here in brownsville texas we
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continue to seek more information about what the ramifications would be for any sort of executive order from the white house but for now julie back to you in london gave them the songs of their life from brownsville gave. now the e.u. is set to start charging import duties on a range of u.s. products from this friday that's in response to washington imposing its own tariffs on the e.u. steel and aluminum at the start of june the european commission formally adopted it all duties of twenty five percent of three billion dollars worth of u.s. goods including bourbon and motorbikes retaliatory measures for brussels could see a trade war develop with u.s. president donald trump threatening further tariffs on the european auto industry. while the four hundred fifty patients died at a hospital in the u.k. after being given powerful painkillers a new report has found that report says there was an institutional practice of a ministering opioids without medical justifications which led to those deaths well
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there are now calls for criminal charges to be brought against the doctor who prescribed the drugs the reports now from portsmouth. they campaign for twenty years to find out how their relatives died in the same hospital after being given drugs they didn't meet now a painstaking report four years in the making says they've been failed consistently by hospital managers by the police and by politicians inexcusable failure of them all is not only shameful it is scandalous and it is immoral. they have grossly felt that ethical standards by abusing people's human rights are vulnerable relatives who was stripped of their final words to their loved ones silenced by is moving catastrophic the report looked at events at this hospital in southern england between one hundred eighty nine and two thousand and how relatives complaints were brushed aside the report says four hundred fifty six people died here as
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a result of an institutionalized practice shortening patients lives by administering opioids like diamorphine without medical justification and given missing records a further two hundred may have died for the same reason a doctor called jane barton played a central role in prescribing the drugs she was previously questioned by police but never charged relatives of those who died say there must now be prosecutions the health secretary told parliament on wednesday that will be up to the police and the justice system but i can at least on behalf of the government and the n.h.s. apologize for what happened and what they have been through. had three star michelin listened when junior n.h.s. staff spoke out how they started listening when ordinary families raise concerns instead of treating them as troublemakers many of those deaths would not have happened can we please father john was just sixty eight when he was sent to the
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hospital to recover after breaking his hip he wasn't in perfect health but bought more on using wasn't going in. he wasn't going methadone he never came out alone. it was ghostly coral because everybody change must have been on the opiates and it's not in a walk in the bus or it was like walking to somewhere. along the only use the wrong word but not a g.'s roy it was already a move. the government said it will respond to detail later this year but the relatives of those who died many elderly themselves what lessons to be learned and charges brought as soon as possible the al-jazeera ports. macedonia's parliament has approved a deal to rename the country and a twenty seven year disagreement with greece the preliminary agreement with greece to rename the country the republic of nor the macedonia was signed on sunday sixty nine as one hundred twenty almost close voted in favor the proposal will now be
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a referendum subjects of the name macedonia because it has its own province with the same name. the israeli military says its air strikes have hit at least twenty five targets in gaza linked to hamas it says they were a response to ram forty five rockets fired from gaza towards israeli territory several of the rockets were intercepted but three of the just inside israel tensions have been high says late march when palestinians began protesting at the gaza israeli border fence israeli troops shot dead one hundred thirty two palestinians and the injured thousands more during several weeks of demonstrations . taliban fighters in afghanistan have carried out their first major attacks as the end of a three day cease fire on sunday at least thirty soldiers were killed in battle hits province in attacks on an army base and two checkpoints a local official says at least fifteen taliban members were killed elsewhere in the province in indonesia the search is continuing for almost two hundred people who
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were on the ferry that sank on monday only on a lake in sumatra now the authorities now say one hundred ninety two people are missing far more than overage and they thought four bodies have been found so far in just eighteen survivors indonesian transport minister says the ball was carrying five times more people than it should have. but also korean leader has wrapped up his two day trip to china kim jong un was in china to prefer president xi jinping on his historic meeting with the u.s. president earlier this month it's kim's third visit to china since march she is valid to support north korea's economic reconstruction and said there would be definitely peace and stability on the peninsula adrian brown has more now from beijing. well this is an unusual visit when kim jong un came here in march and again in may details of the visit were only released after he left china this time
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the details were released on the morning that he arrived he received a full welcoming ceremony at the great hall of the people with full military honors slowly the north korean leader is being eased into the international fold no longer treated as the leader of a pariah state but as a bona fide leader of his country now i think that kim jong un and president xi jinping would have discussed perhaps what has so far not been made public about kim jong un's discussions in singapore with president donald trump this of course is where the two leaders committed themselves to the denuclearization of the korean peninsula of of course north korea and the united states have very different definitions of what denuclearization is and indeed what timescale it should take place in nevertheless kim jong un has really been at the center of world diplomacy now for the past three months he's met not just the leader of china but also the
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president of the united states the president of south korea and of course the prime minister of singapore and he's due to meet president vladimir putin.


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